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MA New England Trail/Metacomet-Monadnock Trail: Section 8

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This section of the NET/M&M runs from the visitors' center to Harris Mountain Road.


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5.3

Miles

8.5

KM

78%

Runnable

1,078' 328 m

High

389' 118 m

Low

1,285' 392 m

Up

1,415' 431 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

46%

Max Grade (25°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Cave · Commonly Backpacked · Views · Wildlife

Description

This section of the NET/M&M starts from the visitors' center, then skirts around the edge of the quarry. It turns right off the Robert Frost Trail as it climbs up Mount Norwottuck. It descends to the horse caves; use caution as this area can be a little technical.

It ties back in with the Robert Frost Trail and turns right. It travels along a few different ridgetops and finally over Long Mountain. From here, the trail descends to the parking area on Harris Mountain Road.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: Wintergreen, Hop Hornbeam, White Pine, Mountain Laurel.

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David Smith

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Mt Norwottuck, Mount Holyoke Mountain Range, MA.
Nov 3, 2018 near South A…, MA
View east from Mt. Norwottock false summit.
Aug 24, 2017 near South A…, MA
View north from Mt. Norwottock summit.
Aug 24, 2017 near South A…, MA
The summit of Mt. Norwottuck.
Jun 30, 2019 near South A…, MA

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